New cashback website promises to help consumers beat recession

A new Irish website that has pledged to help Irish shoppers fight the recession has been launched today.

BeThrifty.ie is up and running and promises to save its members money by paying them cashback when they shop online.

The cashback can be earned by registering at www.bethrifty.ie. After registering, members can browse a wide selection of stores from Ireland and beyond that sell everything from mobile phones to CDs and holidays.

By simply visiting the stores through the website, the member will earn cashback on their purchases. The cashback is set at either a fixed amount per sale (up to €70) or a percentage (up to 20%).

The site's owners are accountants and IT graduates who had a vision to create an online cashback community, and have spent months striking deals with retailers.

"The site will act as an online community, where members can share information on the latest money-saving deals as well as earning as they spend," said co-owner Glenn Gillespie.

"As membership increases, the deals on offer will improve and there will be a greater pool of knowledge for members to draw on. In this climate, it's an idea could make a lot of cents!"

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